The job adjustments were done very poorly, they're reacting to all the people on the official forums that are terrible at the game and have no idea what they're talking about. Bard was already one of the weakest DPS in the game, and they decide to not only shave two of their cooldowns by 50%, but remove one of their nicely balanced (TP-cost wise) support skills. And people are still going to take them because they are taken for the fact they can song on top of their serviceable DPS (and silence, though at this point I'm wondering if it's better to just make the SCH silence instead of the second Bard or something) and not because they're the best DPS.
Rain of Death has 0 use now other than free shots you get from trait procs. It's probably a backhanded nerf to PLD if anything but it's still annoying.
The Bard changes arn't going to kill the job but it was unnecessary considering how they just boosted melee DPS by like 15% across the board.
Aside from Bard, they:
-They boosted MNK a ridiculous amount even though it was already the best DPS
-Boosted DRG decently but not as much as MNK, which doesn't make sense because they needed it the most
-They removed Thunder from SMN's Rotation even though it was in perfect sync with MNK in being a top tier DPS until MNK gets in the right rhythm
-They nerfed Holy for no real reason, but more importantly they nerfed Medica II, the cure III change is nice in that people might actually cast the spell now
-They added Blizzard II to every single DoM so people can be more annoying in FATEs (just being nitpicky, I get why they did it, but goddamn if that is not the most annoying thing in the game)
-WAR changes are a mixed bag, they certainly needed a boost but I don't really like how they made the job further away from the original idea (reactive tanking VS PLD's mitigation tanking) because they got lazy...in the first patch after launch.
That aside, the housing thing is just dumb not because of the top end prices (Though I want you to find me even 1 FC with a net worth of 500,000,000 gil), but because of the bottom ones. I've barely bought anything since the game came out and I have 1/4 of the amount of money required to get the smallest house. It's impossible for legitimate players to make money because poopsockers camp the Market Boards all day cutting everything to oblivion, so the most money you make is from dungeon runs. We'll have to do like 10,000 WPs to get the smallest house. And remember, we're not talking about a game-breaking weapon or something here, we're talking about fluff vanity content in the form of a completely empty house, don't forget you still need to fill it with furniture after you buy it.